Periyar National Park, Thekkady

3.5
#3 of 11 in Parks in Thekkady
Best known for its elephant and tiger reserves, Periyar National Park hosts a trove of rare, endemic plants and wildlife in the Cardamom Hills. Flora enthusiasts will love identifying orchids, elephant grass, teak, banyans, and a medicinal plant called gloriosa lily. Many species of animals wander the park, including exotic birds, jungle cats, bears, monkeys, and more. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Indian elephants and Bengal tigers. If you are lucky, you may even spot one of the few white tigers living in the national park. You can embark on jungle walks and lake tours, although neither can guarantee sightings of the animals you hope to see most. Make Periyar National Park a centerpiece of your Thekkady vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Thekkady holiday maker .
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  • We have the boat trip done in the morning. This was, however, not much. Very relaxing and enjoy the peace and nature around you, but unfortunately we have few animals seen (a Buffalo a group of five monkeys in the tree) which of course the risk is at the tour. You need but just lucky or that you for example elephants.
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  • The beautiful garden in thekkady, very green and Lake and it's boats, I advise to visit when in thekkady.
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  • I recently did a trip of Kerala with my 65+ year mom and this nature walk was one of the highlights. It didn’t start that well - we had booked a 7 am walk and the reserve walking guide team arrived at...  more »
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  • Periyar National park is a delightful, peaceful place. Not ideal for spotting big, flashy wildlife - it’s more the sort of contemplative place you would like to visit whilst working on a novel. The only activity worth writing about is the ferry ride - a lazy hour long ride down the backwaters, spent best in contemplative silence, trying to spot elephants on the shore
  • It is a lovely place to spend some time with the family. Though I couldn't see any elephants or such animals there. We saw turtles, rare birds and wild buffaloes. The boat ride experience was pleasant. If you wish to see animals then opt for their night camp program as the boating is available only during the day. Best time for boating is at morning 7-10 am
  • Periyar Tiger Reserve is worth visiting for its scenic treat. Nice boat safari experience. During day time you will hardly spot wild animals, suggesting to visit early morning as possible.Tiger sighting totally depends upon luck .Peaceful place with number of different species
  • Nice boat ride experience if you take the first ride in the Morning. you can only see elephant and fox not the tiger.it is 1hr ride starts at 6am and the last ride at 4pm. kindly reach the destination 1hr before since private vehicles are not allowed inside the forest area. You need to go by govt.bus which departs only after all seats are full.
  • It is a natural place where we can see the real nature and real wild life. When we introduced with such things, we realize the actual position of mankind in this universe. I always love plants and nature . Therefore I liked this place very much. This is my most lovable memory forever.
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